Cryptomonas erosa Ehrenberg 1832

Cryptomonas erosa Ehrenberg

Current name: Cryptomonas erosa Ehrenberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, Lugol's 1000x, DIC - 16 August 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Cryptomonas erosa Ehrenberg 1832: 56

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cryptomonas is Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Epitype locality: Biebergemünd-Bieber, Spessart, Germany; (Hoef-Emden 2007: 425) Epitype: Permanent slide of strain CCAC 0018 (epitype) (Strain isolated by A. Schilke); CCAC; CRYP.E.008 (Hoef-Emden 2007: 414) Notes: Hoef-Emden (2007: 414) gives the following data: Ehrenberg [1832, p. 56 (descr.); Ehrenberg, Ehrenberg Collection at the Humboldt Universitat (BHUPM), Berlin, Germany [1835, drawing sheet no. 362 (ic. prima)], original drawings).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Emended Hoef-Emden (2007: 414, figs 18, 19).

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 May 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 May 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 11 December 2023

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